Saturday, January 03, 2009

Mexico Zapatista leader slams Obama over Gaza silence

by Cypresso | January 2, 2009 at 09:59 pm

Mexico's Zapatista rebel leader "Subcomandante" Marcos-Photo-01

I see that we are getting some speaking out against a President-elect.. who has made the right decision to show restraint, as he is not, as of yet, President.

Mexico's Zapatista rebel leader "Subcomandante" Marcos slammed US president-elect Barack Obama for failing to speak out on Israel's bombing of Gaza, in a speech on Friday marking the 15th anniversary of his rebellion.

The masked leader of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation -- which rose up in arms in Chiapas, southeast Mexico, on January 1, 1994 -- also critized a government clampdown on spiraling drug violence, in his first public appearance in more than a year.

Obama "supports the use of force" against Palestinian people, Marcos said in a speech to some 2,500 leftist politicians and activists from 25 countries.

Obama has kept a low profile on the Gaza conflict, stressing that there is only one president at a time ahead of his inauguration on January 20.

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